Pushkar, Camel Fair.

Pushkar Fair or you can Say World’s Largest Camel Fair is happening this year from 10th to 17th November 2013, Dates of 2014 are 30th October to 6th November and Dates of 2015 are 18th November to 25th November. Also Known as Pushkar ka Mela is the annual five-day camel and livestock fair. Pushkar is 14km from Ajmer and 140km from Jaipur, Best way to go to Pushkar is by Car from Jaipur it takes approx 3hr, or you can also take public vehicle like Bus or Train from Jaipur to Ajmer and then from Ajmer to Pushkar this Journey will going to take approx 4 to 5 hours. Pushkar Fair is one of its kind and you have to see it to believe it.

Jahan-e-Khusrau


Jahan-e-Khusrau, the Annual World Sufi Music Festival was Launched in Delhi in 2001. Muzaffar Ali in Collaboration with Goverment of Rajasthan and Rumi Foundation presented the “Insaniyat ka Paigham” the third edition of Jahan-e-Khusrau in Jaipur at Central Park on 5th and 6th October 2013 from 7 in the evening. The dates of Jahan e Khusrau 2014 is not fixed yet but hopefully it will take place in October only. The artists performed this year at Jahan e Khusrau were – Deveshi Sahgal (India), Malini Awasthi (India), Abida Parveen (Pakistan), Sonam Kalra (India), Astha Dixit (India) and Lofti Bouchnak (Tunsania).

Manav Singhi

Do you see the small Hill in the back, Me and my Buddy we Walked all the way from there in water and morass Just to click some Flamingos from close. That day we had walked more than 12km. and at the end we loved it. For More Pics from that trip Check this link. .  http://www.ourjaipur.com/2013/04/sambhar-lake-rajasthan.html
I Manav Singhi is a Visual  Artist and I am based in Jaipur, India. I specialize in Portraiture, Product and Conceptual Art. I believe my profession is about passion, love and nature. I am grateful for the privilege of being able to pursue this profession that I enjoy immensely. For me this is a Art through which I can show the Beauty of this World to Others. . . .:)
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Jaigarh Fort

Jaigarh Fort
Jaigarh Fort is one of the biggest, very Important and well maintained fort in Rajasthan. It was originally built to protect Amer Palace, it is Connected to Amer Palace with Secret Tunnels which are open for tourists now. Jaigarh Fort houses the world’s largest Cannon on Wheels “Jai Ban” (Jaivan). The Jaigarh Fort is built with the thick walls of Red Sandstone and stretches 3km from North to South and 1 km in width. Which houses Residencial Palaces, Water Reservoirs, Entertainment areas, Cannon Foundry, Watch tower, Temples, Museums, Garden and so on.

Jantar Mantar, Jaipur.

Samrat Yantra (Giant sundial) with other Instruments.
Samrat Yantra (Giant sundial) with other Instruments.
Jantar Mantar is a collection of architectural astronomical instruments, built by Sawai Jai Singh in the early 18th century. There are many Observatories built all around the world but Jantar Mantar of Jaipur is considered to be one of the biggest in all of them. Jantar Mantar is combination of Religion, Science and Art. The name Jantar Mantar is derived from Sanskrit Term Yantra (Instruments) and Mantras ( Formula in this Context Calculation) Yantra was further changed by Jantar translates as Magical. So Jantar Mantar translated in English as Magical Calculations. Jantar Mantar of Jaipur was Part of five Observatories built in New Delhi, Ujjain, Varanasi, Matura and Jaipur. The Jantar Mantar of jaipur is biggest in all of them and is in very good Condition; With Thousands of Tourists it also attracts Astronomers, Astrologers and Scientists every year from all around the world.

Indian Coffee House, Jaipur. . .

Indian Coffee House, M.I. Road, Jaipur. Ok Let me start by telling you how old this Outlet of "Indian Coffee House" is. I had asked lot of People and no one was Sure about when it was started. Some said it was Here Before the Christ, Some said It is so old that it has even Served the Cave Man, Some said that it is so old that it has even seen the Big Bang. Anyhow no one knows how old it is but it is Very Very Very Old. . . Indian Coffee House is situated at M.I. Road. Near Shop Number 370, It is inside a small alley kind of thing so its bit of hard to locate it. 

Kuchipudi & Light Classical Music.

Kuchipudi Dance Performance presented by Shallu Jindal
Kuchipudi Dance Performance presented by Shallu Jindal and Light Classical Music by Vidya Shah, at Open Air Theater of Jawahar Kala Kendra on the eve of 9th August 2013 as a part of ongoing Teej Festival organised by R.T.D.C. was really a treat. They Both were Brilliant at their Performances and it was Lovely Watching them.

Sahu Ki Chai.

Sahu Restaurant, Shop Number 365, Chaura Rasta, Jaipur.
Sahu ki “Chai” (Tea) is world famous in Jaipur only. Sahu Restaurant is situated on Chaura Rasta near Golcha Cinema (Prem Prakash) Shop Number 365. It’s a very small Tea Shop which Provide you Just Tea and Fan (Fan is kind of snack to eat with Tea).

Gatore ki Chhatris (Maharaja)

Gatore ki Chhatri (Maharaja)
Gatore ki Chhatri, Jaipur or Maharajaoen ki Chhatri or Gaitore or Cenotaphs of Kings. It can be called by many names but there is a single fact which remains the same and that is that these “Chhatris” (Cenotaphs) are just Beautiful.

City Palace, Jaipur.

City Palace, Jaipur.
City Palace, Jaipur.
City Palace, Jaipur, which includes the Chandra Mahal and Mubarak Mahal palaces and other buildings, is a palace complex. It was the seat of the Maharaja of Jaipur, the head of the Kachwaha Rajput clan. The Chandra Mahal palace now houses a museum but the greatest part of it is still a royal residence. The palace complex, which is located northeast of the centre of the Jaipur city, incorporates an impressive and vast array of courtyards, gardens and buildings. The palace was built between 1729 and 1732, initially by Sawai Jai Singh II, the ruler of Amber. He planned and built the outer walls, and later additions were made by successive rulers right up to the 20th century. The credit for the urban layout of the city and its structures is attributed to two architects namely, Vidyadar Bhattacharya, the chief architect in the royal court and Sir Samuel Swinton Jacob, apart from the Sawai himself who was a keen architectural enthusiast. The architects achieved a fusion of the Shilpa shastra of Indian architecture with Rajput, Mughal and European styles of architecture.

Hawa Mahal (Wind Palace)

Hawa Mahal (Wind Palace) at Night.
Hawa Mahal (Wind Palace) at Night.
Hawa Mahal, Jaipur  was built in 1799 by Maharaja Sawai Pratap Singh, and designed by Lal Chand Usta in the form of the crown of Krishna, the Hindu god. Its unique five-storey exterior is also similar to the honeycomb of the beehive with its 953 small windows called jharokhas that are decorated with complex lattice work. The original intention of the lattice was to allow royal ladies to observe everyday life in the street below without being seen, since they had to follow strict "purdah" (face cover).

Why this picture is here?

Friends I am not a writer but would like to share the most shocking experience of my life.

7 yrs ago I saw her first glimpse back when I was a teacher and she was my student. Sometimes in life you come across such people who are hard to forget. She is one such person. I had never seen a girl with more energy, excitement in her eyes as she would conquer the whole world, unaware of her own ravishing exquisite beauty. She was perfect naïve 18 yrs old girl.

Cycle Rickshaw


Cycle Rickshaw is one of the important mode of transportation in “City Area” of Jaipur. Cycle Rickshaw is a small scale local means of transport they are type of tricycle designed to carry passengers on hire basis. 

Sambhar Lake, Rajasthan.

Sambhar Lake, Rajasthan.
Sambhar Lake in Rajasthan, India’s largest saline water body, would soon be developed as a new tourist destination.
Recently, Hindustan Salt Limited (HSL), a public sector company, has signed a MoU with the Indian Tourist Development Corporation (ITDC) to develop this lake as tourist hotspot to create a new golden triangle — Jaipur-Sambhar-Ajmer.

Kesariya Balam Aawoni. . .

I took this Pic at Nevta Dam, Jaipur today and as I was Visualizing my Frame I was humming this song. So here it is... and yes Kesariya Balam is one of the most popular Rajasthani folk song.

Talkatora

Talkatora
Once Upon a time it was a Nice Place to Visit, it’s a man made water body in middle of city. But now it is in very bad condition. 

Aanand Krishn Bihari Ji Temple

Aanand Krishn Bihari Ji Temple
This is a massive temple complex with a high rise facade and gateway. Four storey building with top one forming terrace. The gateway is structurally ostentatious though not in a sound state. PERIOD YEAR : 18thCentury A.D.



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Pratapeshwar Temple

Pratapeshwar Temple
This temple were constructed by Maharaja Pratap 
Singh in vikram samvat 1856 and completed in two 
years. 
Pratapeshwar Temple houses and venerates the entire Shiva family. Idols of Lord Shiva and Parvati, Ganesh, Kartikeya, Nandi and Goddess Durga are enshrined here.
Shri Pratapeshwar Mandir shows traits of Mughal style of architecture. High gates and elevated plinth of main edifice gives the temple a distinct aura. Maha Shivaratri and Patotsava are the main festivals celebrated in the temple.


PERIOD: YEARS :18th Century A.D.

Shri Govind Dev Ji Mandir


Shri Govind Dev Ji Mandir
Shri Govind Dev Ji Mandir
One of the royal temples of Jaipur. Open courtyard, pavilions on sides. It is highly decorative with paintings on spandrels.

PERIOD:YEARS - 18th Century A.D. during the period of Maharaja Sawai Jai Singh-II

It is dedicated to the Patron Deity Lord Krishna, whose statue was brought by Maharaja Sawai Jai Singh-II from Vrindavan. The statue is so situated that the King could see it from Chand Mahal.

Abhaneri

Chand Baori' step well
Chand Baori' Step Well
Abhaneri is a village in Dausa district of Rajasthan state in India. It is situated at a distance of 95 km from Jaipur, on Jaipur-Agra road. The place is popular for the amazing 'Chand Baori' (step wells) and Harshat Mata Temple.

Harshat Mata is considered to be the goddess of joy and happiness. As per the beliefs, the goddess is always cheerful, who imparts her joy and happiness to the whole village. The temple is worth visiting for its amazing architecture and that too, which belongs to the medieval India. Abhaneri has a glorious past and this hoary magnetism of the place, attracts tourists to its threshold, from all over the world.
Abhaneri was named as Abha Nagri, which means the city of brightness, but due to mispronunciation of the term, it is changed to the present name.

In the present day, this city of brightness is in ruins; still it attracts tourists from across the globe. Abhaneri is prominent for 'Baoris', which are the unique invention of the natives for harvesting rain water. Amongst the other step wells, Chand Baori is the most popular one. This colossal step well is located in front of the Harshat Mata Temple. Chand Baori is one of India's deepest and largest step wells. The huge tank with delicate carvings is certainly delightful to the eyes.

Step wells are the unique concept of India. These big tanks were used as cool places of resort and water reservoir in parched days. It was a ritual to wash hands and feet before visiting the temple. Adjoining the Chand Baori, there is a temple, dedicated to Harshat Mata. This temple serves as the other tourist attraction of Abhaneri. Raised during the 10th century, the wrecks of the temple still boast of the architectural and sculptural styles of ancient India.

Brijnidhi ji Mandir

Brijnidhi ji Mandir
very interesting historical event is responsible for the construction of this temple. Maharaja Pratap Singh was a staunch devotee of Lord Govind Dev Ji. It is said that the Maharaja could see and talk vis-à-vis Shri Govind Dev Ji. In those days Vazid Ali Shah, the Nawab of Avadh killed the Vice Roy of the British empire. The British Raj Proclaimed that the Nawab was its enemy. Fleeing Avadha, the Nawab came to Jaipur and sought asylum at the count of the Maharaja who granted him an asylum and swore in the name of Govind Dev Ji in the presence of the deity that he would not hand him over to the Britishers. Later, the Maharaja was hard pressed by the Britishers and his own Prime Minister Daulat Ram and under duress he handed over the Nawab to the Britishers after executing some memorandum of understanding.

Now that the Maharaja had broken his solemn vow, his deity Shri Govind Dev Ji would no longer give him his darshan nor would talk as before. This made the Maharaja panitent and forlorn and gave up food and water to expiate his sin. One day in his dream the Maharaja was told by Lord Govind Dev Ji that he should construct a new temple of Shri Braj Nidhi Ji in his palace and Shri Braj Nidhi Ji would keep on appearing in his dreams. Following this the Maharaja constructed this temple in the year 1849 Vikram Samvat (1792 A.D.). The idol was with ceremony installed on Friday, the eighth of the bright of the month of Baisakh. 

The temple has been built in Haveli style. The temple has castle like gates high and magnificent, an elevated inner gate, wide and open chowk and Jagmohan mandap .One feels here as though one has entered the high and imposing royal palaces.

The citizens of Jaipur call this temple as Brajnand ji temple, otherwise this is renowned as Braj Nidhi. The style of architecture which was employed when the city of Jaipur was built, reaches its culmination in the times of Maharaja Pratap Singh and this is well reflected here.Lord krishna and his consort Radha.

Location: Chandni Chowk

God Worshipped: Shri Krishna and Radhika

Built in the year:  1849 (1792 A.D.)  By Maharaja Sawai Pratap Singh Ji

Morning Time: 6.00 am to 10.30 am

Evening Time: 6.00 pm to 8.15 pm

Badal Mahal

Badal Mahal

Badal Mahal (Cloud Palace) was the Hunting pavilion that was constructed in 1750 and lies towards the north end of the Jai Niwas Garden. Badal Mahal stands reverse to Chandra Mahal (City Palace) and although crossing the path, one would locate Govind Dev Ji Temple between them. It is adjacent to Talkatora. The ceilings of this five arched pavilion are painted in blue and white and traces of the cloud. There is not much to see Here.

Jagat Shirinoni ji Temple

Jagat Shirinoni ji Temple Queen Shringar Devi Kanakawat wife of king Man Singh got this splendid temple constructed in the memory of her son Jagat Singh. Built between her 1599 A.D. to 1608 A.D. this temple is an excellent example of a palatial edifice built on a height. The locally available stone, white marble and black stone have been used as material of construction. What adds to the beauty of this grand creation is the depiction of trumpeting elephants and horses scenes from Puranas and pictorial depiction of characters as well as some social scenes drawn in a series on high. The mandapam of the temple is two storyed.

The temple was built by the royal queen Kanakawati to commemorate her son Jagat Singh. She wanted the temple to be a universally renowned temple and hence the nomenclature “ Jagat SinghMani” i.e. Head Jewel of the idol of Lord Vishnu.

Ambikeshwar Mahadev

Ambikeshwar Mahadev
The temple is situated near Rameshwar temple at Amer. It is temple with a two way arch. A larger wider pointed arch encloses a smaller foliated arch. Its spandrels are decorated. The temple Shikhara is a small pyramidcal structure with an amalaka and Kalasha pinnacle.

PERIOD : 10th Century A.D.

Anokhi Museum

Anokhi Museum
The Anokhi Museum of Hand Printing is dedicated to the collection, preservation and interpretation of block printed cloth. Exhibits and educational programming highlight various aspects of this ancient craft in order to strengthen appreciation for a living art form.

Serious challenges threaten the future of block printing.  Technological advances compounded by rapid social change affect the delicate balance between handmade textiles and modern manufacturing. Although a venue for scholars and lay people alike, the museum above all welcomes craftspeople to visit and appreciate their work with renewed enthusiasm and hope for future generations.

Akbari Mosque

Akbari Mosque
Akabari Jama Masjid, Delhi Road, Amer It is a mosque with a rectangular plan having a lofty central (pyazi) onion-shaped dome and two smaller domes on either side. It has an ablution tank / hauz in the courtyard and has four minars on the corners of the mosque complex.


Inscription in Persian on left side of the central arch as cribs the construction to Raja Bharmal on the orders Emperor Akbar (A.D. 1569 Atl. 977)

Narsingh Temple

Narsingh Temple
Narsingh Mandir is placed in a small room of the palace. It was the first home of the Kachhawa ghat Kshatriya of Gwalior who captured Amber region from Meenas. 

It was Constructed in 1702 A.D. 

It is one of the few protected monuments in this area but do not expect too much from it. It’s importance is more historical than architectural.

Shri Dig Jain Atishaya Kshetra, Padampura

Shri Dig Jain Atishaya Kshetra, Padampura
Shri Dig. Jain Atishaya Kshetra, Padampura. Bara Padampura, District Jaipur is a unique place of miracles (Atishaya Kshetra) famous in north India for its very beautiful idol of Bhagawan Padamprabhu (The 6th Teerthankar) in cross legged seating posture 2 feet & 4 inch in height made of white stone. This was appeared while digging for foundation of a house by Moola Jat. The day when this idol appeared was Vaishakh Shukla 5 V.S. 2001.

Kalki Ji Temple

Kalki Ji Temple
Kalki Ji Temple The temple is located near Bari Chaupar on the way to Sire Dyodhi Bazar. Access to this temple is through a pointed arched gateway made in Indo-Persian style. It has a typical Birla Mandir type of Architecture. Three ‘Ardh-Mandapams’ and the ‘Maha-Mandapam’ and the sanctum has three different spire i.e. Dravidan, Orissan & Nagar.



It was Counstructed in 18th Century A.D.

Shri Ram Chandraji Temple

Shri Ram Chandraji Temple
This is a sprawling and splendid example of Rajasthani architecture. It has an elaborate gateway complex followed by an open space and then the main temple complex. All possible elements of Hindu, Jain, Mugal traditions have been used to adorn its façade and decorate its interiors. There are numerous jharokhas, brackets and chhajjas. The design of stone parapets is common in all parts of building.

Chatoor bhuj Mandir

Chatoor bhuj Mandir
Chatoor bhuj Mandir The temple is situated near chhoti chaupar in Chandpole Bazar. It is a beautiful shrine. It is based on first storey, approached by a staircase. Ornamented Façade. Two massive images of elephants, dextrously made of marble, on both sides. The arched opening is veneered with white marble. Main shrine has a large mandap with compound columns on which beautiful foliated arches are made. Arch vaults are beautifully painted.


It was Constructed in 18th Century A.D.

Sita Ram Ji Ka Temple

Sita Ram Ji Ka Temple
Sita Ram Ji Ka Temple The temple is situated in Chhoti Chaupar Bazar. It is a magnificent structure with Nagar style of Sikhara. The Sikhara has multiple turrets called Anga Sikharas. The sikhara is surmounted by a large Amalaka and beautifl water vase type pinnacle.



Built by Seth Lunakaran Netani, Banker of Maharaja Sawai Jai Singh in 18th Century A.D.

Ismile Tower

Ismile Tower
Ismile Tower
Ismile Tower, Isar Lat (Sargasuli) It is situated near Tripolia Bazar on the right side of Tripolia gate. It is seven storyed Minar that is surmounted by cupola type of Chhaja. The Minar is decorated with arches. It is octagonal in shape galleries paved at every alternate story and towers known as Sargasuli i.e. the heavenly state for imparting criminals in the air.



It was built by Iswari Singh the son of Maharja Jai Singh. (1749 A.D.)



According to some it is a Jai Stambha (pillar of victory) of Maharaja Ishwari Singh erected in the memory of his victory over his step brother Madho Singh-I.

Neel Kanth Mahadev


Neel Kanth Mahadev

NilaKanth Mahadev Shiva Temple, Is situated at village Parnagar, about 120km from Jaipur on Jaipur - Rajgarh Road, you can reach here from Dosa also.

Ancient Rajyapur and medieval Rajorgarh is at present in ruins, execpt one temple dedicated to Shiva-The Neelkanth. Locally the place is also known as Tribhuvan. Originally the temple of Neelkanth was built in about the early part of the 10th century.

About 100mts. away from the temple of Nilakanth, stands a colossal image of Jain pontiff Shantinath. The Idol is Popularly known as Naugaja - meaning of 'Nine yards' because of its hight.

The Neelkanth Temple in Alwar is surrounded by lush green trees that add to its beauty. The temple is quite similar to an ancient museum. The temple is in a dilapidated state. Apart from its religious importance it is noted for its excellent stone carving. The exquisite fine work on the shikhara or the spire is still undamaged. The wonderful carvings of figures on the temple are worth seeing. Some of the pillars of the temple are severely damaged. A number of carved stone slabs lie all around the temple. But this is a very interesting Place to Visit, In Rainy Season it gets more Beautiful Greenery all-around the way. . .  Highly Recommended.
Neel Kanth Mahadev

Neel Kanth Mahadev

Neel Kanth Mahadev

Neel Kanth Mahadev


Harsh Nath Temple

Harsh Nath Temple Sikar Jaipur Rajasthan

Harsh Nath Temple: The temple is located 11 km away from Sikar and approx 140 km from Jaipur. It is an ancient 10th century temple situated on the Harsh Nath hills is worth seeing but the 14km road from down the hill to the temple is disastrous. You can also find some windmills over there.
Harsh Nath Temple Sikar Jaipur Rajasthan

Harsh Nath Temple Sikar Jaipur Rajasthan

Harsh Nath Temple Sikar Jaipur Rajasthan

Harsh Nath Temple Sikar Jaipur Rajasthan

Harsh Nath Temple Sikar Jaipur Rajasthan

Harsh Nath Temple Sikar Jaipur Rajasthan
WindMill at Harsh Nath Temple Sikar, Rajasthan.

Bihari Ji Ka Mandir


Bihari Ji Ka Mandir, Amer, Rajasthan, India
Bihari Ji Ka Mandir Temple, built during the reign of Mirza Raja Jai Singh I (1611–1667), is emblematic of seventeenth-century temple architecture in the region.
Bihari Ji Ka Mandir, Amer, Rajasthan, India

Bihari Ji Ka Mandir, Amer, Rajasthan, India

Bihari Ji Ka Mandir, Amer, Rajasthan, India
Aerial View

Panna Meena ka Kund.

Panna Meena ka Kund or Panna Mian ki Baoli or Panna Meena Stepwell

Panna Meena ka Kund or Panna Mian ki Baoli or Panna Meena Stepwell, is located on Jaipur-Amer road near the Anokhi Museum  Amer area. It was built in the sixteenth century, It was build as a sort of community gathering area.  A place where people could come for water, a swim, a chat with a neighbor or relax. The criss-cross of stairs, the octagonal gazebos, and the recessed doorways--this baoli is fun to walk around and photograph. It is a great place to sit and spend some time during the hot summer afternoons because the ground of the kund remains very cool during that time.

According to the local residents of the place, it is impossible for a person to use the same stairs to get down and go upstairs. It is a big mystery of the place and all the tourists visiting here try to do this.